The National Heritage Board (NHB) was formed on 1 August 1993.
As the custodian of Singapore’s heritage, the NHB is responsible
for telling the Singapore story, sharing the Singaporean experience
and imparting our Singapore spirit.
NHB's mission is to preserve and celebrate the shared
heritage of our diverse communities, for the purpose of education,
nation-building and cultural understanding. It manages the national
museums and heritage institutions, and sets policies relating to heritage sites,
national monuments and the national collection. Through the
national collection, NHB curates heritage programmes and
presents exhibitions to connect the past, present and future
generations of Singaporeans. NHB is a statutory board under the
Culture, Community and Youth.
The Board operates the following museums, heritage
interpretative centres, institutions and precincts.